The Battles of Fromelles and Pozires PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Battles of Fromelles and Pozires free pdf On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5500 were wounded and just under 1900 were dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian Divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozi res, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties. Of that bitter battle, the great Australian war correspondent Charles Bean would write, 'The field of Pozi res is more consecrated by Australian fighting and more hallowed by Australian blood than any field which has ever existed ...' Yet the sad truth is that, nearly a century on from those battles, Australians know only a fraction of what occurred. This book brings the battles back to life and puts the reader in the moment, illustrating both the heroism displayed and the insanity of the British plan. With his extraordinary vigour and commitment to research, Peter FitzSimons shows why this is a story about which all Australians can be proud. And angry.

About Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is also a regular TV commentator, a former radio presenter (very successfully, with Mike Carlton on Radio 2UE) and is also a former national representative rugby union player. Peter is the author of over 20 books - including Tobruk, Kokoda, Batavia, Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age, Ned Kelly and biographies of Nancy Wakee Kim Beazleye Nick Farr-Jonese Les Darcy, Steve Waugh and John Eales. Peter is Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author of the last ten years. Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations. He lives with his wife, Lisa Wilkinson, and their three children in Sydney. His forthcoming book is Gallipoli. History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons.

Details Book

Author : Peter FitzSimons
Publisher : Random House Australia
Data Published : 02 November 2015
ISBN : 1742759513
EAN : 9781742759517
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 704 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Battles of Fromelles and Pozires



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Fromelles free pdfFromelles

    The first shots were fired at 11 am. 19th July 1916. The battle of Fromelles lasted less than 24 hours. When it was over more than 5.000 Australian soldiers had been killed. wounded or taken prisoner more solders died at Fromelles than in the Boer..


  • Pozieres free pdfPozieres

    From July to September 1916. some 23.000 Australians were killed or wounded in the Battle of Pozieres. It was the first strategically important engagement by Australian soldiers on the Western Front and its casualties exceeded those of any other battle of the First World War..


  • The Battle of Bellicourt Tunnel free pdfThe Battle of Bellicourt Tunnel

    In November 1918 the BEF under Field Marshal Haig fought a series of victorious battles on the Western Front that contributed mightily to the German armys defeat. They did so as part of a coalition and the role of Australian diggers and US doughboys is often forgotten..


  • The Australian Twelve Days of Christmas free pdfThe Australian Twelve Days of Christmas

    At last an Aussie book that does justice to an old English nursery rhyme. Delightful illustrations of the Australian animals make this an ideal gift for Christmas for all Australians or anyone seeking the perfect Australian gift to send to friends and family overseas..


  • Charles Bean free pdfCharles Bean

    This award-winning biography is a long overdue reassessment of the iconic Australian war correspondent Joint winner: Prime Minister's Literary Awards. History Prize Charles Bean's wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining on the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe..


  • The Battles of Fromelles and Pozires free pdfThe Battles of Fromelles and Pozires

    Book Free Download. On 19 July 1916, 7000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in northern France. By th